Introducing Moderator Controls in Zoho Meeting -  lock meetings, switch presenters, and mute or remove participants

Forming actionable plans out of collaborative sessions can be challenging. That’s why moderators play an integral role in most discussions and debates—regulating the discourse to help arrive at conclusions. To empower moderators conducting online meetings, Zoho Meeting is introducing Moderator Controls.

Moderator Controls for online meetings

Lock meetings

Lock your meetings to minimize interruptions when a useful discussion is underway. Once locked, no one can join, even if they have the ‘join’ link. And if someone does attempt to join, you can choose to allow them in, or keep the meeting closed. Locking your meeting keeps you safe and protects your privacy.

Switch presenter

Give anyone a chance to share their screen and illustrate their point using the Switch presenter feature. Participants can share documents, presentations, spreadsheets, or any other application, via screen sharing. They can also select and share the screen of any monitors they’re connected to.

Mute participants

Encourage productive ideas and suppress noise to arrive at solutions faster. Mute individuals or all participants to cancel background noise that might be interfering with your session. If someone has been dominating the conversation, you can mute them to step in and encourage others to speak up. When a discussion is going off course, simply mute all participants to get things back on track.

Remove participants

Ensure the right people are in your online meetings. If someone inadvertantly joins or is no longer connected to the topic of discussion, just remove them and move on. This helps to reduce distractions and reach better conclusions faster.

Try these new features out and then let us know how you feel. Write to us at, or leave a comment below.

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4 Replies to Introducing Moderator Controls in Zoho Meeting -  lock meetings, switch presenters, and mute or remove participants

  1. How to mute all participants in zoho webinar? Zoho meeting featrure I am able to do it but not in webinar. Pls guide

    1. Hi Malvika, All attendees in a webinar will be in listen-only mode by default when they join the webinar. So the presenter need not mute webinar attendees at all.

  2. We have the meeting plan. During the meeting people unfamiliar with the software inadvertently turn on their mic, or may join the meeting late with their mic on, and unknowingly disrupt the meeting. This makes me constantly bounce back over to controls and mute people. Is there a way to mute participants and control who is unmuted? Also, is there a way to lock participants controls so that they have no control at all during certain times of the meeting, and then unlock controls so that they can turn their mic on and off to participate? Thanks

    1. Hi Allan, You can mute all participants in your meeting and unmute individual participants when required. When you mute all participants, new participants joining the meeting will also be muted by default. Participants can unmute their mic themselves when it’s their turn to talk. Please refer to this help article: Currently, we don’t have a setting to lock participant controls. Please try this out and see if it works for you.

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